First Line Friday (week 292): One Fine Day

Posted June 2, 2022 by meezcarrie in Carrie Padgett, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Rachel Hauck, romance / 10 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of One Fine Day by Carrie Padgett with Rachel Hauck. The Hearts Bend books are my faves by Rachel Hauck so I’m excited to see the community given new life with new authors! And these covers are so cute!

and the first line is…

Of all the things Chloe LaRue had ever dreamed she’d be doing on a fine Monday afternoon in February, folding laundry in her old bedroom wasn’t one of them.


All she wants is a fresh start…

Chloe Beason LaRue left Hearts Bend after high school, determined to never look back. She shed her unrequited crush on Sam Hardy, moved to Paris, went to pastry school, found a good job, fell in love, and got married. She was happy in France. Then her husband tragically died. Now, Chloe just wants to move forward…but when her mom’s health is in jeopardy, Chloe heads right back to Hearts Bend where she’s hired as head baker for Haven’s, the premier bakery in town. She has no idea that moving home will push her right into the arms of the man who broke her heart.

He’s not looking to fall in love…

Tennessee Titans quarterback Sam Hardy has too many broken memories in Hearts Bend to Return. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he desperately needs to invest in something to safeguard his future. Haven’s Bakery is up for sale—and his business partner believes the deal is too good to pass up. He has no idea that the owners have hired the one girl he can’t seem to forget…and the last thing he expects is to be her boss.

But it’s a recipe for romance…

Back in Hearts Bend for the first time in ten years and thrown together at Haven’s Bakery, Chloe and Sam have a second chance at first love. Indeed, the more time Sam spends selling pastries, the more he sees a new future. But when Paris beckons Chloe back, where does her heart belong? Can they find the recipe for leaving regrets behind and start something new?

Escape to Hearts Bend for a sweet story of romance, faith, and an unexpected happy ending.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 292): One Fine Day

  1. Gloria A

    Present Day-January
    Brianna Hastings slipped into the rear of the classroom, choosing the corner with the poorest lighting.
    I’ll Be Seeing You by Robin Lee Hatcher

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My first lines today are from Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller
    Yorkshire 1811
    “Oh, Sarah, please. please? What would it take for you to reconsider?”

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Turn to Me by Becky Wade. It’s outstanding!
    “Immediately after Finley woke from her coma, Luke had promised her that she’d be ok. It was proving harder to convince himself of that.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    At 13, I carried a secret that would have broken my mother’s heart and devastated my father. The Apostle’s Sister by Angela Hunt

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